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Military tour of duty album

Red cover embossed with foreign letters in gold; bound with yellow and black string. Notations in white ink and drawing on pages in yellow pencil. Black pages with thin protective paper bound between pages. Some photographs lose or partially loose.

Additional materials consist of stamps, envelopes, menus, business cards, receipts, advertisements, postcards, newspaper clippings, foreign [paper] currency; includes elements from British Red Cross Society, International Photo Supply Co., Kodak film, and a menu and program from Old Alleynians Annual Dinner containing multiple signatures on the back.

Sites and locations include Whitfield Barracks, The Bank of China in H.K., The Elinor, Hong Kong Bisley, the Sai King Patrol; countries include Singapore, Hong Kong, Repulse Bay,
Themes include military photographs, sailing, ships, rugby, individual and group portraits, early military tanks and activities.

Transiberia album

Green cloth binding with "photos" embossed in black on the cover; number "7" stamped in blue. Grey pages with dark green border around photos. Notations in black ink. Photographs are mounted onto a card betwen two additional pieces of paper; the outside pieces of paper have windows cut to fit around the photographs.

No loose photographs however several photographs are becoming loose and peeling out of their windows. Many photographs are significantly faded and yellowing has occurred.

Locations include Scheveningen, Antwerpen, Kharbin, Kayota (Korea), Seoul, Kobe.

Themes include: street views, architecture, Transiberian railroads, landscapes and waterscapes.

Dates include September - December, 1912; 1-12 Januari, 1913; Februari, 1913.

South Africa-India album

Green cover with black edge and corners; spine and binding detached. Green end pages and brown pages throughout. Few handcoloured photographs; several photographs significantly yellowed.

Themes include landscapes, scenic views, snapshot portraits, man-drawn carriages, coastal views, beach scenes, ships and boats, architectural photographs of popular sites, traditional or tribal dress, early car, military uniforms, weddings, horse-drawn carriages, elephant-back carriage.

Sites and locations include: Bay Esplanade, West Street, The Old Fort and Ocean Beach at Durban, South Africa; some places in Natal, South Africa.

[fox hunt]

borderless unmounted print depicting two figures on horses, many dogs, and three children in background. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Sir Lionel and Landy Gasson M.F.H., Ootacamund Hunt, May '46."

[equestrians]

print with white border. Depicts four main figures on horses, two more partially obscured. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Ken Leech and Lord & Lady Shannon, Ooty- May '46, Miss Jean Wise."

[horse and equestrian]

print with white border, depicting man in equestrian garb holding reins of horse. Stables, man in turban, and second horse in background. Verso inscriptions, blue ink: "Jabberwocky, O.H. Gymkhana, May '46 (Hortense in the background)."

[horse race]

print with white border depicting a horse race and spectators with umbrellas. Hilly landscape in background. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Quand Meme after winning 7 1/2 furlong on the flat by 15 lengths ! Muddy course dogged my competitors; I won by cantering along the cinder track on the outside."

Japanese accordion album

Item is a black lacquered wood cover with painted decoration. White accordion folded pages with green edges. Photographs are mounted with paste and perhaps burnished. Images hand coloured. All folds in tact; no breakage.

Locations include: Shiba, Tokic; Mukojima, Tokyo; Sanjinko, Nikko; Yokohama; Yhama; Kamakura; Hakone; Castle of Nagoya; Kioto; Sarusawa at Nara; Hikone; Inland Sea; Nagasaki.

Themes include: temples, flowers and bamboo, ships, man-drawn carriages, domestic portraits of girls - spinning cotton, singing, drawing up water, shell-picking. m

Japanese accordion album

Item is an accordion album with 50 handcoloured albumen photographs. An embossed red and gold cardboard sleeve protects the cover. Red and white woven fabric cover. White accordion folded pages. Photographs mounted with glue. Tissue interleaving.

Photographs are hand-coloured and largely depict women and girls in various activities and settings, some men - possibly monks, scenic landscapes and sites of interest, agriculture and crop farming, buddha statues.

India military album

Purple textured cardboard cover bound with red string. Black pages, photographs mounted with glue. Tissue interleaving with spiderweb pattern.
Subject of photographs is primarily British military men riding horses and at camp in India. Some family photos are loose at the back of the album.

Kopil self-timer model 2

Blue and clear plastic case contains a self-timer, an adaptor, and instructions. The self-timer is metal, and has "MOD. ll" in red, and a red and ivory painted plate with the words "KOPIL, MADE IN JAPAN." The instructions are on blue vellum.

Kobayashi Seiki Seisakujo Co.

Children's meeting group

Item consists of a photograph of a group fo children standing on the steps and in the path in front of a wooden house, the men's dormitory in a factory compound. On verso, handwritten in pen, "A children's meeting I attend every Saturday/ afternoon in the big spinning factory/ which employs 1000 people. The/ children belong to families who live in the/ factory compound & we hold our meeting/ at their request in the recreation rooms/ of the men's dormitory. I play the baby organ./ You would think I had a cross over my head./ I don't know what it is sticking up there."

Family children's meeting

Item consists of a photograph of a Japanese family and white guest. All are seated on ats inside or on the patio to a home. On verso, handwritten in ink, "In this house of which the whole/ family is Christian we hold a regular/ weekly children's meeting. The only/ Christian service in that village./ The older girl kneeling near me is one/ of our family here. She teaches the/ children in that home - Matsuda/ Mitsuko by name."

Portrait of Mrs. Day, Singh, India

Item is a pink carte de visite with note handwritten in black ink at bottom, "Mrs Day, Singh, India 1443". Photograph shows an Indian woman in sari seated in a wicker chair holding a sleeping baby in ruffled, Western-style dress. On verso, in pencil, "Bible woman/ Balbia(?)." In a different hand, "1.00". and again, different and at bottom of card "1443".

Taj mahal

Item is a cut out photograph of the Taj Mahal. Inscription on verso reads, 'This is the Taj Mahal the tomb Shah Jehan built for his wife & is considered the most beautiful building in the world of pure white marble beautifully carved unfortunately this little photo with Ed in the foreground gives no idea of what it really is.'

Homosuden of Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

unmounted print with white border, depicting stone bridge over river. Large building in background, many people are walking from building over bridge. Recto caption, top left: "Homosuden of Meiji Shrine, Tokyo." (also, Japanese characters)

[horse and rider after race]

rpint with border depicting man on horse (marked #8). Horse is being tended to by a man in a turban. Racetrack, hilly landscape in background. Verso inscription, blue ink: "Quand Meme after winning the 1 1/2 mile race, Ooty Hunt Flat Races, Oct '46."

Cheescake pinups

Brown embossed cover, bound with green string. Photos held with black photo corners. Individual portraits show naked women in variety of settings.
Themes: female nudity, sex, Chinese, Japanese, USA, Hawaii.
Some photos have copyright symbol printed onto photographs.

Singapore album

Red cover album bound by blue and white braided string. Layers of cover are separating. Black pages with photographs held in with photo corners. Handwritten notations in white ink. Interleaving is pretty brittle, torn and cracked.

Album includes photographs showing the 1955/56 military tour of duty. Photographs are of Singapore, training boats, the H.M.A.S. Tobruk, Lok Ma Chau and the October 1856 riots, camp, rugby, swimming, water polo, the railway, Hong Kong, Malaya, and ends with some photographs taken in Australia. Themes and items also include early cars, buses and military vehicles, snapshot portraits, uniforms, Rugby Cup pamphlet, activities on board H.M.A.S. Tobruk, Riot squad and October '56 riots, Christmas 1956,

Locations and sites include Gilman Barracks, Kuala Lampur,

Loose materials include admission stub from The Balmy Beach Rugger Club Volleyball Tournament Dance in July, 1968; several loose photographs.